Mapping Essential Fish Habitat in the US Caribbean to Inform MPA Management (NF-15-01-USVI, Reson 7125)

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

Scientists will collect high resolution multibeam and acoustic fisheries data in mid-water depths approximately 10 to 2000 meters so as to continue to characterize seafloor habitats within all U.S. States, Territories, and Commonwealths. The objective of this project is to collect a multibeam bathymetry dataset with 100% seafloor ensonification, along with multibeam backscatter suitable for seafloor characterization. Fishery acoustics data will be collected to characterize broad-scale fish abundance, biomass, and utilization patterns, as well as to locate and document fish spawning aggregations. Multibeam data will be collected to conform to IHO Order 1 ([HTML_REMOVED]100m) and Order 2 ([HTML_REMOVED]100m) accuracy standards. The strategies developed for each survey area will take into account the minimum depths, general bathymetry, and time allotment. The delineation and identification of seafloor habitats will be assisted by the use of a moderate-depth Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). The vehicle has video and frame camera capability to depths of 300 meters and will be used for transect sampling within areas mapped during this mission. Two Slocum Glider G2 will be deployed during the duration of the project to collect oceanographic data and passive fish acoustics in the study region.

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Metadata Date May 23, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 27, 2019
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) April 3, 2015 (creation)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Series
Metadata Date May 23, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 27, 2019
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) April 3, 2015 (creation)
Responsible Party National Centers Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) (Principal Investigator); National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) (Principal Investigator)
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Access Constraints Cite as: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, NOAA (2015): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (NF-15-01-USVI, Reson7125). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5C53J57 [access date], Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives., Resource may not be available for up to one year after initial collection.
Bbox East Long -65.08782
Bbox North Lat 18.57895
Bbox South Lat 18.57453
Bbox West Long -65.10439
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Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Guid gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.wcd:NF-15-01-USVI_Reson7125
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Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence These data are considered raw and have not been subjected to the NOAA's quality control or quality assurance procedures. They are released for limited public use as preliminary data to be used only with appropriate caution. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty., Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
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Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
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Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2015-04-03T18:58:21
Temporal Extent End 2015-04-03T19:08:33

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